Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

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A visit to Sea Cliff Gardens B&B in Port Angeles, Wash., is literally like stepping into a painting. Strolling through the grounds among lush evergreens and rolling lawns, you’ll follow a flagstone walkway through a shaded woodland garden carpeted with primrose, hostas, hellebores, wood poppies and sweet alyssum. A waterfront rose garden with pink Adirondack benches overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca, toward the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Over 100 blooming rhododendrons dazzle between March and June. Take a stroll and hear about owner Bonnie Kuchler’s labor of love and how she tamed an English garden gone wild.
On the grounds of a former estate outside of Philadelphia, a cadre of master gardeners presides over an oasis of earthly delights. We've put together some ideas—paired with photos—from Chanticleer that any home gardener can use to design their own spaces. 
In the mid-1950s, when Ione and Emmott Chase broke ground on a parcel of former logging land, their intent was simply to build a place to retire in the western Washington terrain they’d known and loved all their lives. They never thought it would become a celebrated public garden, but the 4.5 acres they referred to as their “yard” now welcomes visitors from April through October and has been identified as an outstanding example of regional modernist design that’s well worth preserving. 
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Superstar gardener Ken Druse tells us about why he decided to create his latest book, Natural Companions, with images by his friend Ellen Hoverkamp and her flatbed scanner: "Soon after Ellen and I finished our book, Hurricane Irene churned through the Northeast, followed the next month by tropical storm Lee. A good deal of my garden was swept away. Now I have a record of things that used to be, and the book I wrote turned out to be a memory book."
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Why not lure your vegetable crop up toward the sky this year? Arbors and trellises create visual interest and additional acreage for your plants.
A review of Stacy Bass's new book, In the Garden, a portfolio of 18 luxurious Connecticut gardens. 
"I want the landscape to have as much importance and value as the house," said Jordan Kaplan, the owner of this house and garden in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades. Check out the photographs of the house's landscape, designed by KAA Design. 
A Los Angeles couple takes a surprising approach to designing their new home. 
When Tom Armstrong's house burned down, the only thing left was the garden. Rebuilding was his chance to let the landscape come first. 
Photographs of some of English designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman's gardens, including their own home Hanham Court, Asthall Manor (childhood home of the Mitford sisters), and Wychwood Manor.
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